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  Reply # 1929018 4-Jan-2018 12:54
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sweet308: Wellington / Lower North Island, working from Lower Hutt.

- PROM and socket supply, available now.
- Programming your own blank PROMs
- TiVo PROM replacement and software update.
- Hard disk upgrade to 2TB.
- TiVo repairs by arrangement.

Please PM me for further details, thank you.


I am back online as of January 8th, ready, willing and able to take on more TiVo modifications for 2018! Please feel free to message me if a Lower Hutt based service is convenient for you.




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  Reply # 1929162 4-Jan-2018 16:22
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Spong:

 

Auckland (Based in Mairangi Bay. North Shore) but covering all areas. All Tivo related work including PROM & Socket supplies, PROM replacements and software updates, Hard disk upgrades, general maintenance and support. Daily contact and involvement with the OzTivo Developers from the beginning of this project and continuing to provide backup to the developers. 160+ machines modified to date as of January 2018.

 

Please PM me for a full list of services. 

 

 

I've worked throughout the holiday period and can now offer a one day turnaround if required. 





Tivo upgrades to operate with the new OzTivo EPG, support and service. Over 300 performed here so far.


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  Reply # 1931846 7-Jan-2018 20:40
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Hi I am from Dunedin are there any Tivo people in Dunedin who can do the upgrades please?

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  Reply # 1932480 8-Jan-2018 23:37
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Kiwikid1: Hi I am from Dunedin are there any Tivo people in Dunedin who can do the upgrades please?


I don't know of any Dunedin based TiVo modders. If there are any, they are keeping quiet here anyway. There is a business in Christchurch who advertises their TiVo modification service on TradeMe, Otherwise you would probably have to get it over to the other side of the Cook Strait and back, which would not be so economical given the extra freight costs.

I do TiVo mods in Lower Hutt, Wellington which is probably not going to be much help to you.

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  Reply # 1950396 1-Feb-2018 23:13
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Not sure if this is the right thread but my old folks' TiVo (unmodded) stopped functioning and is currently flashing the green light on the front of the machine with no image on the TV. Does anyone in Auckland offer repairs along with the mods? 


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  Reply # 1950400 1-Feb-2018 23:44
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  Reply # 1950647 2-Feb-2018 11:20
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Yes send me a message and I should be able to do it for you.



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  Reply # 1954570 9-Feb-2018 21:16
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Just to change things up a bit here is a picture of the most recently TiVo that came to me for upgrading

 

 

 

 

One of the more dusty TiVo's, I can say I have only seen one that was more dusty........it was one of mine :(

 

 


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  Reply # 1954613 10-Feb-2018 01:41
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How do they get so much dust in them, unless they were on the carpet and not in any cabinet and in a very dusty room with animals? When I opened mine up, which has been on continuously for 5 years, I expected to see lots of dust. But they had very little at all, and the fan wasn't even that clogged with dust either.




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  Reply # 1954648 10-Feb-2018 09:04
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mattwnz:

 

How do they get so much dust in them, unless they were on the carpet and not in any cabinet and in a very dusty room with animals? When I opened mine up, which has been on continuously for 5 years, I expected to see lots of dust. But they had very little at all, and the fan wasn't even that clogged with dust either.

 

 

 

 

I think that a lot of the dust build up is based on location, the Tivo we have in the living room wasn't too bad, just a light layer of dust, but the one we have in the bedroom on top of the drawers right where we get changed was the worst, so I thinking that the dust (skin cells, fabric fibres etc) that is stirred up when changing clothes gets pulled in to the tivo due to the cooling fan.


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  Reply # 1954732 10-Feb-2018 11:58
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Hey guys, this particular forum is one that really needs to be kept on-topic. It exists specifically to help people locate convenient modding services.

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  Reply # 1956942 14-Feb-2018 12:00
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Skolink:

 

And I'll post on behalf of Liam to whom I passed the torch, but isn't a member here; Christchurch based, PROM replacement, software modification, other TiVo repairs. 

 

Further details: https://www.trademe.co.nz/services/trades/other-trade-services/auction-1462651621.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got 2 Tivos ( one for a friend) modded by Liam.  Good job and so far no issues.

 

He threw a new fan as mine was noisy. 


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  Reply # 1957001 14-Feb-2018 12:17
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Note that Liam has got his own Trademe listing now that my one expired:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/services/trades/other-trade-services/auction-1539303143.htm 


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  Reply # 1957020 14-Feb-2018 12:40
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Skolink:

 

Note that Liam has got his own Trademe listing now that my one expired:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/services/trades/other-trade-services/auction-1539303143.htm

 

 

Why is he advertizing as $55  Plus GST ?? Sounds like he's trying to make the upgrade cheaper than it is..





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  Reply # 1957046 14-Feb-2018 13:18
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Skolink:

 

Note that Liam has got his own Trademe listing now that my one expired:

 

https://www.trademe.co.nz/services/trades/other-trade-services/auction-1539303143.htm

 

 

Because he is actually putting it through his business books, and has to pay GST.


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